What To Do After a Car Wreck
Always call the police, even if it just a minor collision. Insurance companies will require a police report in order to process most claims. If liability for the collision is not properly documented, they may have grounds to deny your property and injury claims.
Exchange pertinent information with all drivers and passengers involved. This includes: name, address, driver’s license number, and insurance information. Always be respectful to other drivers, but remain persistent in obtaining this information as it will likely be the only chance you have to interact with the other drivers.
Take photos of your vehicle as soon as possible after the accident. Photos can help speed up your property claim, will be used by your car accident attorney and serve as evidence as to the significance of the accident.
Do not Deal with Insurance Companies Alone
As a former insurance defense attorney, I am well aware of the potential pitfalls inherent in dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses and their main concern is their bottom line—not you or your property. If you want to make sure you are being treated fairly, you will need an advocate who is on your side throughout the process.
If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a car accident and is struggling to deal with insurance companies, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (479) 326-7761.